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Olathe Public Library Programming

Post Date:06/18/2018 9:00 AM

Please visit the events calendar for an updated list of programs. Questions can be directed to 913-971-6874 for children's programming or 913-971-6888 for adult and teen programming. The Olathe Indian Creek Library (13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Suite 129) and the Olathe Downtown Library (201 E. Park St.) are open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Please note that some of the teen programs are located at Teen Commons (16160 W. 135th St.).

  • Meet & Eat Monday through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown and Indian Creek Libraries. Youth ages 18 and under can enjoy free meals on-site. Meals are sponsored by Harvesters Community Food Network, Whole Foods—Olathe, Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund, and Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.
  • Free Community Lunch for all ages on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown and Indian Creek Libraries. Menus will vary week to week. Meals are provided through donations, grants, and local restaurants and are presented in part by the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund and Whole Foods. Registration is not required.

  • Got Rhythm? on Tuesday, June 19, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library, and on Thursday, June 21, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Have you got the beat? Stop by the library and play several fast-paced and fun musical games. The program is for kids going into grades 1 to 5. Registration is available on the events calendar or by calling 913-971-6874.
  • Teen Gaming Club on Tuesday, June 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can play Minecraft, have a Super Smash Bros. tournament, or challenge a partner to a game of One-Two Switch. Registration is not required.

  • Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds on Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chris Meck plays rock with a blues style. Meck is joined by Bassist and co-vocalist Calandra Ysquierdo and drummer Tom Hudson. Registration is not required.

  • Summer Reading Program Chat on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Chat with our new Adult Programming Librarian, share the books you’ve been reading and the music you’ve been listening to this summer, register for the Summer Reading Program in-person, make suggestions for future programs, and learn about library services. Registration is not required. 
  • Anime Festival for Teens on Thursday, June 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W. 135th St.). Teens in grades 6 to 12 can enjoy an afternoon of activities including anime viewing, a manga swap, contests, and cosplay. Japanese snacks and candy sushi will be served. Registration is not required.
  • Music Movie Series on Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at the Downtown Library. The movie “Muscle Beach Party” from 1964 with a running time of 94 minutes will be shown. Registration is not required.
  • “Love, Simon” Film & Panel Discussion on Sunday, June 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library. “Love, Simon” is based on the acclaimed novel "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli. A panel discussion will follow the film from 3 to 5 p.m. with time for input from the audience. The film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying. Refreshments will be served. The event is presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission and JoCo Q-Space. Registration is not required.

  • Health Information and Referral Clinic on Monday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Downtown Library. The Olathe Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health team brings their nurse practitioner and firefighter-paramedics to diagnose and treat basic illnesses, prescribe medications and recommend follow-up care. Patients who need more in-depth services will be referred to the Health Care Partnership Clinic in Olathe, which offers free and reduced priced medical care. Blood pressure checks and safety information are also available. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. 
  • Free Family Movie on Monday, June 25, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Downtown and Indian Creek Library. “Paddington 2,” rated PG with a running time of 104 minutes, will be shown. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting at 1:30 p.m. Registration is not required.
  • Monday Night Music Club on Monday, June 25, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the Downtown Library.  Each month a local music lover will share favorite songs and talk about the music. All genres welcome, vinyl records preferred. Registration is not required.

  • Heavy Metal Bracelet on Wednesday, June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Use unexpected materials to make a wrap bracelet with a rock star look. This quick project is great for crafters of all skill levels. Registration is not required.

  • No Place Like Home on Thursday, June 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. KCUR journalist C. J. Janovy will talk about experiences that led to her book “No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas.” Books will be available for purchase/signing. Registration is not required.

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